Oh my goodness, these last couple of weeks have been busy work and family-wise. Looking back I’m a little shocked at how much hand work I’ve been able to accomplish and have several finishes and works in progress to share.
First off, I decided to get creative with some of my leather scraps and made up this clutch with a moth out of leather for the front. Being able to use orange leather as accents and as a zipper pull tickles me to no end and has me searching vintage shops high and low for unique colored leather to repurpose. With the orange feather Anna Maria Horner fabric lining I want to walk around with the bag open at all times however impractical.
I also got busy making another Sew Together Bag for a friend. The Koi fabric has me calling this bag “Why so Koi?”. Don’t tell anyone but I think my favorite part of creating is coming up with names for my makings. 🙂
You can find the Sew Together Pattern here: Sew Together Bag by SewDemented | Sewing Pattern.
I’ve also been busy with yarn. My husband and I are headed on a vacation to a cooler climate in a few weeks so I made up this double cowl in anticipation. The lovely grey yarn got a little monotonous so I decided to add a mustard stripe. Best. Idea. Ever.
I used a grey yarn by Neighborhood Fiber Company (Studio Worsted in the color Thomas Circle) and the mustard is Malabrigo Worsted in Sunset. The free Ravelry pattern can be found here:
Some beautiful hand dyed fabric by Malka of Stitch N Dye came into my possession and has also been spurring my creativity. Riffing off techniques I learned from Carolyn Friedlander in her latest book, I made up a pattern and am working on some needle turn applique pillows. These have me really excited.
Are you still there? 🙂 Lastly, I’ve been exploring a new idea for the theme of Nude as a clothing color. If you have been following me you know that I oppose this still common designer habit. My previous post is here: Needle Turn Applique with a Message | Entropy Always Wins. Using Carolyn Friedlander’s pattern and trying out paper piecing for the first time I have been making several dresses in various shades of “nude” and a quilt idea is coming together. I purchased her pattern here:
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